The Once and Future King

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Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman published the below on Linkedin  on April 20, 2018. The LinkedIn editors asked me to respond to this question for an email newsletter called the Weekly Rundown: Why do recruiters and hiring managers almost everywhere ask for years of experience in a certain job field or industry and overlook the overall work experience, volunteer experience and life … Read More

March Home Prices Up 8.9%, the Biggest Increase in Four Years

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The median home sale price increased 8.9 percent in March from a year ago, the highest price growth in four years. The median home sale price in March was $297,000 in the 174 markets that Redfin tracks. The lack of homes for sale, down 11.9 percent year over year, continued to constrain sales, which declined 3.7 percent. The number of … Read More

Redfin’s Scholarship Winner Predicts Which Industry Will Be Distrupted Next

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The Redfin Scholarship is a way for Redfin to help students on their journey through higher education. The scholarship application period occurs twice yearly with awards given to a student in both the spring and fall. Here is the student essay that won the 2018 spring scholarship. Congrats Neha Nagabothu! Essay Prompt: Technology and big data are disrupting nearly every facet of … Read More

The She Shed: How to Create Your Outdoor Oasis

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Move over, man cave. It’s high time for the she shed – a woman’s private enclave, separate from the house and designed to give ladies a special space of their own. You don’t have to buy a brand-new shed to carve out your own niche, though; you can refurbish an existing shed and transform it into an idyllic escape. How … Read More

Easy Easter Egg Hunt Ideas For in and Around Your Home

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One of the high points of Easter is the egg hunt. Kids young and old anticipate it, looking forward to searching for brightly colored eggs and maybe getting a few goodies as well. This year, why not start a new tradition with these clever, creative ideas for in and around the house. The Easter Bunny Came! This is more traditional, … Read More

Smart and Sustainable In-Home Technology to Reduce Utility Costs

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The financial and environmental costs of using utilities add up fast. In many cases – and we’re all guilty of this – we don’t realize how much we’re consuming until the utility bill shows up. We scratch our heads and think, “wow, there’s no way I used 897 kilowatt-hours of electricity this month.” (The average U.S. household uses that much … Read More

Despite Record-High Costs, New Home Construction Showed Modest Growth in the Fourth Quarter

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Redfin Data Helps Fuel Wealthfront’s Home Buying Guide

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Whether you’re thinking about buying your first home or upgrading to something different based on life changes, there can be a lot of unknowns. For some it’s hard to know when and how to start the planning process. For others who are closer to purchase, they might be wondering the impact of buying a home on their other important goals, … Read More

The State of the Union: What Role Does Housing Play?

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The U.S. enjoyed the strongest housing market in a decade last year. But in a speech full of economic accolades, President Trump missed an opportunity for a pat on the back. Housing was not mentioned once in his first State of the Union address. Here are three ways housing helped the economy last year: 1. Unprecedented wealth for homeowners Homeowners … Read More